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post #1 of 19
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All in title, just wondering what do you guys think is the ebst case I can get with a budget of 180 bucks. However, there's one exception: DO NOT RECCOMMEND ANY COOLERMASTER HAF CASES. I personally find them terribly ugly, and the performance may be good, but I can't stand looking at such a horendous case. (It's simply my opinion.)
post #2 of 19
A 650D? I was also considering an RV02-EW and RV-03 when I was getting a new case, but I settled on the good looks of the 650D. I love it so far!

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Aluminum-Enthusiast-Computer/dp/B004UE1W9K
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post #3 of 19
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Hmm...I like the look of the Silverstone better, but how does the 650D compare in terms or performance/temperatures?
post #4 of 19
I think the RV02-EW has better air cooling than the 650D, but what I didn't like about it was that it looks far too long for me. Have you checked out the RV03? It looks similar to the RV02-EW with a few differences. It is also quite a bit cheaper I think. The RV03 is also shorter in length, and has the unique HDD mounting, and the large amount of space for cable management.

Comes in two color schemes:

Silver stripes:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163185

Gold Stripes:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163180
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post #5 of 19
I have the FT02 but I imagine the cooling is pretty much the same thing with the RV02. So with that said, I think the RV02 is the best choice for your price range because you get some epic air cooling that the Corsair cases can't come close to. I think the only downside with the case is the lack of space behind the motherboard to route all your cables through. Don't get me wrong, there's room in the back but it can be a tight squeeze so try to be neat when routing the cables. On a side note, it's definitely unique because the whole 90-degree motherboard mount. I'd go with the RV02 thumb.gif
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post #6 of 19
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I've heard that the RV02-EW outperforms the RV03, and what exactly does the 90 degree tilt mean? The mobo is placed in the case differently?
post #7 of 19
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I've heard that the RV02-EW outperforms the RV03, and what exactly does the 90 degree tilt mean? The mobo is placed in the case differently?

sure is, its truned 90 degrees, heres my ft02 (same layout as the rv02)
http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery/16020#post_16100602
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post #8 of 19
maybe a phantom or a nice lian li...
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post #9 of 19
Are you going to be watercooling?
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post #10 of 19
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No, will not be water cooling. And i'll have one 7970, possibly another in the future. No more than two... I would love to watercool, but it seems to complicated and too expensive. :S
Edited by Explicit528 - 1/11/12 at 6:22pm
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